HHS is seeking written comments on 3 proposed new objectives for Healthy People 2030. HHS invites members of the public — both individuals and organizations — to provide comments about the objectives for HHS to consider. These would be the first new objectives added to Healthy People 2030 since its launch in August 2020.
Public comments informed the development of Healthy People 2030, and continuing to solicit and receive periodic public input throughout the decade will ensure the initiative reflects current public health priorities and areas of public interest.
HHS will accept written comments through 11:59 p.m. ET on January 10, 2022. All written comments must be submitted by email to HP2030Comments@hhs.gov. For complete details about this request for comments, please review the full Federal Register Notice (FRN).
The 3 proposed new objectives were developed by Healthy People 2030 workgroups, which are led by subject matter experts in various federal government agencies. The Healthy People Federal Interagency Workgroup (FIW) has reviewed the objectives. The proposed new objectives are:
- Disability and Health-NEW-06: Increase the percentage of adults who can resume 50 percent or more of preinjury activities (with or without supports) 5 years after receiving acute inpatient rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. (Data source: Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Database)
- Public Health Infrastructure-NEW-08: Increase the proportion of tribal communities that have developed a health improvement plan. (Data source: Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan, National Indian Health Board)
- Public Health Infrastructure-NEW-09: Increase the proportion of tribal public health agencies that use Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals in continuing education for personnel. (Data source: Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS), National Indian Health Board)
The updated set of Healthy People 2030 objectives will be added to the Healthy People 2030 site and will reflect further review and deliberation by Healthy People workgroups, the FIW, and other federal subject matter experts.
HHS also invites the public to propose additional core, developmental, or research objectives that address critical public health issues. Proposed new objectives must meet all the objective selection criteria, as outlined in the FRN.
Since 1980, the Healthy People initiative has established overarching goals and measurable objectives to improve the health and well-being of people nationwide. At the beginning of every decade, HHS launches a new iteration of the initiative that addresses the latest public health priorities and challenges. Healthy People 2030 is the initiative’s fifth iteration.